School funding boost

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An Edzell Primary School project has been listed as the beneficiary of funding from NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust.

At the sixth, and final meeting of the Trust, it was agreed to give the school £1,200 for their ‘Health and Safety Gone Wild’ project.

The money will go towards hi-visibility outdoor waterproof clothing for farm and estate visits.

The grant was part of £23,200 of funding approved for the project, with the Trust left with £8,000.

This will be distributed equally to all NFU Scotland regions to be donated, subject to approval by the Trust, to local charities of their choice.

More than £207,000 in total has now been awarded to charities and organisations for projects in every corner of Scotland.

The funds were raised mainly through the generosity of NFU Scotland members as well as a specially-bottled malt whisky organised by the Banffshire branch and a Centenary Book.

Established in the Union’s centenary year in 2013, the objectives of the Trust were to encourage as many children as possible to learn more about where their food and drink comes from and to visit a farm in 2013 and 2014; to educate farmers, their employees and their children on health and safety in the countryside, with a special emphasis on children’s safety; and to assist in bringing forward a meaningful apprentice programme that supports farmers as well their employees.